GET INVOLVEDOXFORD UNIVERSITY CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY
Click here for a message from the Chaplains - October 11
As Chaplains, we are always here for you. Sometimes, though, it may help to have a fellow student as a 'godparent' to help you settle in to university, and introduce you to the many sights of Catholic Oxford! Complete this brief form and we will try to give you godparents with at least one from the same college or course.
Current students, you can sign up to be a 'Godparent' here.
Michaelmas Term Masses at the Chaplaincy:
Sundays 11am (followed by refreshments), 5.45pm and 9pm (followed by hot chocolate)
Student Mass and (free!) breakfast on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 8am
1st-8th week: Mon-Tue-Thu-Fri-Sat 12.15pm (public Mass)
College Masses: see schedule
There are many ways to get involved in life here at the Chaplaincy. We’d love you to contribute in ways that you’ll enjoy. Please do think whether any of the below would appeal.
Sunday 11am Mass
Do you have a good singing voice? Would you be willing to be part of our 11am Sunday Mass choir? You’ll be offering a massive support to us, encouraging our congregational singing and also helping us to enter more prayerfully into the celebration of the Mass through the pieces the Choir sing .
If you are in a College Choir you may be not be able to make the Saturday weekly rehearsal (sometimes 10am, sometimes 5pm) but you are still very welcome at the pre-Mass run-through at 10.30am on the Sunday.
Sunday 9pm Mass
Reading at Mass is a wonderful way of taking to heart the Sunday scriptures, and a reading well-read can help the congregation be touched more deeply by the Word of God. So this is a valuable ministry and also an experience that will help you in other situations of reading or speaking in public. Please contact Alvea ([email protected]) to volunteer.
Servers say they come to understand the Mass more through serving. All welcome to volunteer and training will be given. If you are already an experienced server, we would be very grateful if you put that experience to good use here at the Chaplaincy, especially on big occasions like the Academic Mass and at the Mass for Baptisms, Receptions and Confirmations in Trinity Term. Please contact [email protected].
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
To assist the priests in the distribution of the Holy Communion, especially in the offering of the Chalice. Special preparation is offered to those wishing to be Eucharistic Minisiters, which include some prayerful reflection on the significance of the Eucharist and the Real Presence. Please see a chaplain for further information.